The Qiyin lüe (Chinese: 七音略; pinyin: Qīyīn lüè; Wade–Giles: Chi-yin lüeh; literally: "Seven Sounds Summary") is a Chinese rime table, which dates to before 1161. This reference work survived to the present largely because the Song dynasty historian Zheng Qiao (鄭樵/郑樵 ; Cheng Ch'iao; 1104–1162) included it in his 1161 encyclopedia Tongzhi (通志; T'ung chih; "General Treatises").
The Chinese linguist Luo Changpei wrote a definitive study (1935) of the Qiyin lüe. The structure and contents of the work is closely related to the Yunjing, and the two are believed to derive from a common source prior to the Song dynasty. Both have tables combining rows for a particular final rime, columns for various initials, and up to four tones.
- Luo, Changpei 羅常培 (1935). "Tongzhi Qiyun lue yanjiu (通志七音略研究)" [Research on the Tongzhi Qiyun lue]. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. 5: 521–536.
- Baxter, William H. (1992). A Handbook of Old Chinese Phonology. Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs. 64. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 41–42. ISBN 978-3-11-012324-1.
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- parts 34–36 and 37–38 of the Tongzhi encyclopedia at the Internet Archive – the Qiyin lüe comprises parts 36 and 37
- Rhyme Table, Dylan W.H. Sung